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  • Writer's pictureYosef Rosenzweig

Best First Class Seats for Couples

Flying first class with your significant other can be a luxurious and romantic experience. With spacious seats, gourmet meals, and premium amenities, it's no wonder why many couples choose to splurge on this type of travel.

But not all first-class seats are created equal when it comes to couples. Some seats are more conducive to a romantic experience than others. In this guide, we'll explore the best first-class seats for couples.

Emirates First Class Suites

Emirates First Class Suites are often considered the gold standard for luxury air travel. And for couples, these suites are an absolute dream come true. The suites are located at the front of the plane, providing excellent views of the sky and the ground below. Each suite is fully enclosed, providing complete privacy and ample space to move around and relax.

The seats can be converted into a comfortable bed, and there's even a personal minibar and vanity mirror. But what really sets Emirates First Class Suites apart is the ability to open up the divider between two adjoining suites, creating a double suite that's perfect for couples traveling together.

Singapore Airlines’ Original First Class Suites on the A380

Singapore Airlines’ initial First Class Suites were first put into service in 2006 on the A380 Superjumbo. They were (and still are) a massive hit. The main reason why they were a media sensation was that this was the first double bed ever offered in commercial aviation.

The suites are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration across 3 rows for a total of 12 seats. Only the middle seats can be converted into a double bed, so couples will definitely want to reserve those when booking the original First Class Suites.

Etihad First Class Apartments

These apartments, while still crazily luxurious, are a tier below the Etihad Residence. The first class product has the functionality to convert to a “quasi double bed.” There is a partition that doesn’t truly make it a double bed. The wall comes up to the mid-section area, which means that there’s no room for overlap in the bottom portion of the bed.

The Apartments can be found on all of Etihad’s A380s. In addition to your bed, which measures 6-feet-10-inches long, you’ll have a separate armchair you can use for dining and lounging:

All in all, the only way you’ll be able to book this with points and miles from the U.S. is to do so on the New York City (JFK) – Abu Dhabi (AUH) route. In addition to the spectacular seat, you’ll enjoy usage of the inflight shower, bar, vanity, inflight chefs, and Acqua di Parma amenities.

China Eastern Airlines First Class

Most people don’t know about China Eastern Airlines’ first class suites. The Shanghai-based airline is a SkyTeam partner, and it is majority-owned by the Chinese government.

The reason why it is at the top of the rankings is simple: the double bed. Offering a double bed is an honor that even the likes of Emirates Airlines doesn’t have. China Eastern, however, exceeds in this regard. It joins the exclusive ranks of Singapore Airlines and Etihad as being one of the few airlines that has double beds in first class.

The seat is 26.5 inches wide, 79 inches long in bed mode, with a total of 6 seats in first class. Additionally, each of these suites has sliding doors for extra privacy. The hard product is certainly the highlight of China Eastern first class.

Despite the airline’s poor reviews in the past, their commitment to improving their soft product has been impressive. While you won’t receive a service level near that of Singapore Airlines, you will receive an awesome sleeping experience with your partner. Other highlights include Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kits and lots of food.

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